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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2009 Oct;19(4):601-13. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2009.07.002.

Peroral pancreatoscopy in the diagnosis and management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia and indeterminate pancreatic duct pathology.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Denver, MS F735, 1635 Aurora Court, Room AIP 2.031, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

Abstract

Peroral pancreatoscopy (POP) is an exciting modality for the evaluation of pancreatic diseases. It has proved efficacy in the evaluation of suspected intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia and allows for a determination of the presence and extent of pancreatic duct involvement. When other imaging modalities are inconclusive, POP seems a useful adjunct in the evaluation of indeterminate pancreatic duct strictures and permits tissue sampling under direct vision. Despite recent advances, refinements in endoscope caliber, tip deflection, and optics are still required for more routine application in pancreatic diseases.

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